US: /ˈfɪɫm/
UK: /fˈɪlm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

film /film/
  • danh từ
    • màng; mảng thuốc (trên phim ảnh, trên giấy ảnh...)
    • phim, phim ảnh, phim xi nê
    • (the films) buổi chiếu bóng
    • vảy cá (mắt)
    • màn sương mỏng
    • sợi nhỏ, tơ nhỏ (của mạng nhện)
    • ngoại động từ
      • phủ một lớp màng, che bằng một lớp màng
      • che đi, làm mờ đi
      • quay thành phim
        • to film one of Shakespeare's plays: quay một trong những vở kịch của Sếch-xpia thành phim
    • nội động từ
      • bị che đi, bị mờ đi
      • quay thành phim
        • this play films well: kịch này quay thành phim rất hay

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    moving pictures
    1 [C] (especially BrE) (AmE usually movie) a series of moving pictures recorded with sound that tells a story, shown on television or at the cinema/movie theater: Let's go to the cinema-there's a good film on this week. + Let's stay in and watch a film. + a horror / documentary / feature film + a silent film (= one recorded without sound) + an international film festival + The film was shot on location in France. + a film crew / critic / director / producer + the film version of the novel
    2 [U] (especially BrE) (AmE usually the movies [pl.]) (BrE also the cinema) the art or business of making films/movies: to study film and photography + the minister responsible for film and the theatre + the film industry
    Compare: CINEMA
    3 [U] moving pictures of real events, shown for example on television
    Synonym: FOOTAGE
    television news film of the riots
    in cameras
    4 [U, C] thin plastic that is sensitive to light, used for taking photographs and making films/movies; a roll of this plastic, used in cameras: a roll of film + 35mm / colour film + She put a new film in her camera. + to have a film developed
    thin layer
    5 [C, usually sing.] ~ (of sth) a thin layer of sth, usually on the surface of sth else: Everything was covered in a film of dust.
    See also - CLING FILM
    + verb
    to make a film/movie of a story or a real event: [V] They are filming in Moscow right now. + [VN] It took them six weeks to film the documentary. + The show was filmed on location in New York. + [VN -ing] Two young boys were filmed stealing CDs on the security video.
    filming noun [U]: Filming was delayed because of bad weather.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 coating, skin, coat, membrane, peel, integument, layer, overlay, covering, cover, sheet, dusting, veil, Technical pellicle:
    There is a film of grease over everything.
    2 motion picture, movie, picture; videotape; Colloq flick, pic; video:
    Why do they show the same films every Christmas?
    3 veil, screen, murkiness, blur, smokescreen, haze, mist, haziness, mistiness, cloud, vapour, fog, steam:
    I could barely make out the road through the film on the windscreen.
    4 film over, coat, cover, dim, obscure, fade (away), veil, screen, blur, blear, mist, cloud, glaze,:
    The pond filmed over with bacteria. Her eyes filmed with tears.
    5 photograph, shoot, take, (video)tape:
    If the director insists, then the scene must be filmed again.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 movie


    long | short | exciting, good, interesting | successful | awful, bad, boring | epic | violent
    She thought the film far too violent to show to children.
    | X-rated | silent | black-and-white | low-budget | Hollywood, independent | television, video | adventure, children's, comedy, documentary, feature, gangster, horror, pornographic


    see, watch | go to (see), take sb to (see)
    We went to an awful film last night.
    | direct, make, produce, shoot
    She makes children's films. The film was shot on location in Kenya.
    | take
    film taken by security cameras
    | cut, edit
    The film was heavily edited for screening on television.
    | distribute, release, screen, show
    The film was finally released after weeks of protest by religious groups.
    | ban, censor


    be on, show
    There's an interesting film on at the local cinema.
    | come out, open, premiere
    The film came out last week.
    | be based on sth
    a film based on the novel by Charles Potter
    | be called sth, be entitled sth
    a film entitled ‘Bitter Moon’
    | capture sth
    The film manages to capture the mood of the times.
    | contain sth, include sth
    The film contains explicit scenes of violence.
    | depict sth, present sth, represent sth, show sth
    The film depicts immense courage amid the horrors of war.
    | tell sth
    This film tells the remarkable story of a disabled actor.
    | feature sb, star sb
    The film stars Nicole Kidman as a nightclub singer.
    | record sth
    a film recording the film)to see who the music was by.
    | critic | buff, fan | premi
    re | censor, censorship | screenplay, script | music, score, soundtrack | narrative | scene | stunt
    He was killed when a film stunt went wrong.
    | poster | studio | set
    They built a massive film set of an airport.
    | props | adaptation, version
    the film version of the best-selling novel
    | classic
    the film classic ‘Fantasia’
    | documentary, drama | genre | clip, footage, sequence | report
    The news always contains several film reports.
    | series
    the ‘Star Wars’ film series
    | archives, library | business, company, industry | mogul
    Tyrannical Hollywood film moguls ruled their stars' lives.
    | distributor | making, production | festival | show | awards | camera, equipment, projector, recorder | rights
    The scramble for the film rights to her next novel has already begun.
    | school, student


    in a/the ~
    There is a great car chase in the film.
    | on ~
    They captured the incident on film.
    | ~ about
    a film about Queen Victoria
    | ~ of
    They've just started shooting a film of the novel.


    the beginning/end of the film, be in films
    (= work in the film industry),
    a film with subtitles, the screening/showing of a film

    2 used for taking photographs


    black-and-white, colour | fast
    Fast film would be best for such action shots.
    | 35 millimetre, etc.


    length, reel, roll
    a roll of 35 millimetre film


    load, put in | remove, take out | rewind | develop,
    first powered flight
    | deal with sth
    a film dealing with old age
    I get my films developed
    | open
    The film opens with a bird's-eye shot of London.
    | end


    crew, director, editor, maker, people, producer, team, unit, writer
    The film has plenty of what film people call ‘bankability’.
    | world | actor, actress, legend, star | part, role | career, debut, work | credits
    His film credits (= the films he has made)as director include ‘Mood Music’ and ‘Lies’. We stayed for the film credits (= the names of people involved in the making of aat a local shop.
    | expose
    In the darkroom they found that only half the film had been exposed.
    | splice
    He spliced the two lengths of film together.

    3 thin layer of a substance/material


    fine, thin


    be covered in/with
    The books were covered in a thin film of dust.


    ~ of
    There was a fine film of sweat on her forehead.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    +a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    +a thin coating or layer
    +a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
    +photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
    +make a film or photograph of something
    +record in film